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John Wesley Hunt Papers, 1792-1849.

Author: John Wesley Hunt; John Jacob Astor
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Collection includes correspondence, statements of account, bills of lading, and receipts concerning tobacco shipped to New Orleans; warehouse receipts for tobacco, 1816-1817; bills for sale for slaves, 1826-1843; orders and receipts of the superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, Lexington, Ky., 1825-1826, 1831; grants, deeds, leases, and mortgages relating to lands in Va., Ky., Ala., Mo., and Ohio, and land acquired
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Aaron Burr; Albert Gallatin; Andrew Jackson; John McKinley; George Nicholas; James Wilkinson; Aaron Burr; Albert Gallatin; Andrew Jackson; George Nicholas; James Wilkinson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Wesley Hunt; John Jacob Astor
OCLC Number: 49243380
Notes: Access at The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections Department only.
Description: 3.33 cubic ft

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Collection includes correspondence, statements of account, bills of lading, and receipts concerning tobacco shipped to New Orleans; warehouse receipts for tobacco, 1816-1817; bills for sale for slaves, 1826-1843; orders and receipts of the superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, Lexington, Ky., 1825-1826, 1831; grants, deeds, leases, and mortgages relating to lands in Va., Ky., Ala., Mo., and Ohio, and land acquired in N.Y. in satisfaction of Aaron Burr's debt; and estate papers.

Correspondence covers Hunt's partnership with Harry Heth at Richmond in 1793, and his later partnerships with Abijah Hunt, 1795-1800, and with a son in Lexington, Ky. Correspondence relating to the manufacture of rope, yarn, twine, and bagging and the sale of these goods through commission merchants of Louisville, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Natchez, and New Orleans; the buying and selling of tobacco, hemp, cotton, linen, ginseng, saltpeter, gunpowder, iron, whiskey, salt, slaves, horses, mules; the activities of Wilson Price Hunt, in St. Louis, Mo., in 1806 and his journey to the Pacific coast in 1810; the establishment of the branch bank of the United States at Lexington in 1816; Hunt's appointment as a director of the Lexington branch of the Bank of the United States of Kentucky in 1837. Correspondents include John Jacob Astor, Senator John McKinley, Wilson P. Hunt, George Nicholas, and others.

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